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Quantum Smell May Exist
2013-01-28 19:48:08

The majority of the scientific community has embraced the idea of different smells being based on the olfactory receptors’ ability to detect various shapes of odor molecules.

Understanding The Nose
2012-12-19 18:59:17

More than 100 years ago, scientists discovered a mechanism that provides feedback from our nose to our brain.

To Prepare Defenses Against Pesky Insect Plant Will Sniff Out Danger
2012-12-17 17:44:21

A plant may start to prime its defenses as soon as it gets a whiff of a male fly searching for a mate, according to Penn State entomologists.

2012-12-11 05:01:04

Non-toxic air freshening sprays from Smells BeGone are a great gift option this holiday season. (PRWEB) December 10, 2012 Air

Hawk Moths Learn To Use Brain To Find Alternative Food Sources
2012-12-07 13:38:08

When their favorite food isn’t readily available, hawk moths are able to switch to a different olfactory ‘channel’ in their brain, enabling them to learn how to find alternative nectar sources.

How Flies Avoid Rotten Food
2012-12-07 07:23:29

Eating spoiled food can be fatal as it allows bacterial pathogens to enter the digestive system. One of the main tasks of the sense of smell is to detect signs of decay, allowing us and other animals to avoid such food poisoning.

Researchers Create White Odor Based On Concept Behind White Noise
2012-11-22 11:01:50

When it comes to white, we use our senses in different ways to make astute judgments of what we are seeing, touching and perhaps hearing. Now, researchers from the Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel are showing us what white smells like.

Dogs Inspire New Electronic Nose
2012-11-20 14:42:58

A dog’s nose is 1,000 times better at picking up scents than a human’s nose. As such, it only makes sense to model an electronic nose after the canine’s.

Odor And The Brain: What The Nose Knows
2012-11-15 11:36:09

Specific patterns in the nasal passageway that determine which olfactory neurons are associated with which particular odors have remained a huge mystery for scientists.


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Nose
2013-03-05 14:47:26

The nose is the organ that extends outward in the middle of the face between the eyes and mouth. Formation and Orientation The shape and look of the nose is dependent on the ethmoid bone and the nasal septum which is the cartilage that separates the two nostrils. The evolutionary hypotheses of nose development in humans propose that noses are alterations of the angles of the skull because of bipedalism. Because of the change in diet that has come with modern time and the change of...

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Word of the Day
edulcoration
  • The act of sweetening by admixture of some saccharine substance.
The word 'edulcoration' comes from a Latin word meaning 'making sweet'.